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Youth Mental Health: What parents should know
September 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
NorthLakes Clinic will offer a free presentation on “Youth Mental Health: What Parents Should Know” at the Mercer Public Library on Friday, September 2 at 3:00PM.
It’s normal for kids and teens to go through mood changes, conflicts with parents and peers, and other challenges of emotional development. So how do parents know when their child’s symptoms may require extra support or medical care? Michaela Williams, behavioral health therapist at NorthLakes Community Clinic, will offer this free presentation for parents to help them recognize potential mental health needs in their children. Grandparents and others who work with kids are also welcome.
Attendees will learn about normal emotional development in children and teens and will learn about some mechanisms they can use to recognize potential mental health needs. Williams will also provide information about finding local mental health resources in a time when services are limited for all populations.
Michaela Williams’ professional interest is in helping kids discover and be confident with their true selves, and she enjoys teaching students about the mind body connection and using a Growth Mindset to find their passion. She holds an associate degree in psychology from Gogebic Community College, a bachelor’s degree in social work from UW-Superior, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She provides behavioral health therapy services at NorthLakes Community Clinic, a federally qualified community health center that operates 13 clinics in 11 counties in northern and eastern Wisconsin.
This program is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by NorthLakes Community Clinic and the Mercer Public Library. For more information, visit the library’s website at mercerpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 715-476-2366.